Our beloved telepath finds herself in trouble yet again, only this time she has a handsome Weretiger named Quinn to protect her. Quinn seems like the most suitable match for Sookie because he’s alive, he’s a Supe, and he’s hot. Sookie learns that Bill has betrayed her from Day One, and we see the tumultuous effects that has on Sookie. She actually breaks down and goes nuts when she finds out, which was almost a relief for me as a reader because I’ve been wondering how on earth she’s been holding herself together as well as she has been up until that point. When she found out Bill had been cheating on her, she shut him out, but she never blew up on him quite like I expected her to, so I was wondering if this character was capable of strong emotions or not.
Of course, Eric Northman and Bill Compton are constantly there to protect Sookie when her ass needs saving, leaving me wonder who she’ll choose in the end, if she chooses a vampire at all. She brings out the only emotions Eric is capable of possessing, so she clearly has a powerful hold on him there; however, Bill loves her and I think deep down she still loves him too.
The Debbie Pelt situation finally comes to a close in this book, to the relief of all who were starting to get bored with that, and Alcide is dating someone else who isn’t a sociopath.
The Queen of Louisiana is formidable but I’m a pretty big fan of hers right now, considering she’s one of the few characters who hasn’t plotted against Sookie in a harmful way (at least not after meeting Sookie) and she seems pretty awesome. Level-headed and powerful.
All in all, it was a good read and I’m ready for #7.